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Notification of the King’s grant to the nuns of St Mary de Pré of an annual fair

Identity

B21

Title

Notification of the King’s grant to the nuns of St Mary de Pré of an annual fair

Beneficiary

St Albans, Nuns of St Mary de Pré (Institutions)

Date of issue

14 June 1199

Place of issue

Canterbury (Places)

Sources

B = PRO C 56/5 (Confirmation Roll 2 Richard III part 2) m.26 no.3, in an inspeximus, 19 May 1485
C = PRO C 52/12 (Cartae Antiquae Roll M) no.20, s.xiii in.

Printed

(from C) The Cartae Antiquae Rolls 1-10, ed. L. Landon, Pipe Rolls Society n.s. xvii (1939), ii, 54 no.375

Comment

Transcription

Iohannes Dei gratia rex Angl(ie) dominus Hibern(ie) dux Normann(ie) et Aquit(anie) comes Andegau(ie) archiepiscopis, episcopis, comitibus, baronibus, iustic(iis), vicecomitibus, prepositis et omnibus balliuis et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciatis nos pro salute nostra et anime regis Henr(ici) patris nostri et animarum omnium antecessorum et successorum nostrorum concessisse Deo et ecclesie sancte Marie de Prato iuxta villam sancti Albani et dominabus siue monialibus ibidem Deo seruientibus ut habeant singulis annis unam feriam apud Sanctam Mariam de Prato iuxta villam sancti Albani durantem per duos dies, scilicet in vigilia Natiuitatis beate Marie et in ipsa die Natiuitatis beate Marie.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod feriam illam habeant in perpetuum cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus ad huiusmodi feriam pertin(entibus).  Hiis testibus: W(illelmo) London’, G(ilberto) Roffen’ episcopis, G. fil(io) Rog(eri), Willelmo de Warenna et Stephano de Thornham.  Dat’ per manum Henr(ici) Cantuar’ archiepiscopi cancellarii nostri, quartodecimo die Iunii, regni nostri anno primo.

Calendar

Notification that the king has granted to the church of St Mary de Pré the right to hold an annual fair at St Mary de Pré lasting four two days, namely the vigil and feast of the Nativity of the Virgin (7-8 September).

Charters not found in surviving rolls